Opiate Addiction Treatment in Boston MA

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Opiate Addiction Treatment in Boston MA Opiates is a class of drugs containing both prescription and illegal drugs derived originally from Opium Poppy. They are usually prescribed to relieve acute and severe pain. This class contains a wide variety of drugs including codeine morphine illegal drugs like heroin etc. which are very addictive. Their regular use can lead to dependence and addiction. Once addicted sudden cessation of drug intake leads to painful withdrawal symptoms such as: • Anxiety • Nausea • Vomiting • Agitation • Muscle pain

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• Diarrhoea • Tremors • Hot and cold flushes You cannot deal with opiate withdrawal symptoms on your own. Professional help is needed to get rid of them. Diagnosis of Opiate Addiction: Physical examination along with a number of lab tests including blood and urine tests are performed to make a diagnosis. The doctor asks you about your drug abuse history any other ailment etc. Once diagnosis and safety is established treatment is started accordingly. Treatment of Opiate Addiction: Different methods which can either be inpatient or outpatient are used for opiateaddiction treatment Which method is to be used depends on the condition of the addict and his drug intake history. Some of them are described below: · Detoxification: a controlled withdrawal in the presence of experts is performed at our rehab center. It is the first step in treating addiction. In this treatment method FDA approved medicines are used. These include Methadone Naltrexone and Buprenorphine. All these medicines work differently. Methadone and Buprenorphine decrease withdrawal symptoms while Naltrexone saves you from getting high. These medicines also help you with cravings. · Counselling: both individual and group counselling therapies are found to be effective in this regard. Group therapies make you realise that you are not alone in this battle. You get to know about the stories of other people which is really helpful. · Cognitive behavioural therapy: in this therapy you are taught management and coping skills. You learn how to get rid of negative thoughts which lead you to opiate misuse. Counsellor teaches you how to replace negativity with positivity. Once learnt these skills should last for a lifetime.

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Opiate Addiction Treatment at Lowell MA: We have a fully equipped addiction treatment center at Lowell Massachusetts which works 24/7 to help you out. Our great team of certified doctors physicians and counsellors is very compassionate to solve your problems. We provide a comfortable environment and trained staff for your quick recovery process.

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